Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept breaks cover

The Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept has been unveiled at the first ever CES Asia. Looking virtually the same as the production version, the concept comes with the latest advancements in autonomous driving technology and features a plethora of sensors and video cameras working together with a new type of laser scanner and ultrasonic sensors.

It also benefits from a revised central driver assistance control unit and radar sensors which all work together to create a very accurate image of the car’s surroundings. Just like the regular R8 e-tron, the concept is powered by a dual electric motor setup generating 462 PS and 920 Nm which is enough to grant the electric supercar with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 130.5 mph (210 km/h) or 155.3 mph (250 km/h), depending on the vehicle’s tires.

The Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept promises to provide a maximum range of 279.6 miles (450 km) before running out of battery juice while a full recharge takes less than two hours when using the CCS – Combined Charging System which permits charging with direct and alternating current.

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Adrian Padeanu

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